Update (April 13, 2018): the DR900S-2CH and DR900S-1CH pages are now open.
Whatever happened to the BlackVue 4K Dashcam?
Numerous people have asked us about the DR900S-2CH and DR900S-1CH 4K dashcam.
After a first glimpse at the SEMA Show back in November and a release date estimated at the time for January, we remained silent.
First, we would like to apologize for the lack of communication so far.
We wish we could have shared updates on the progress earlier but there were uncertainties that prevented us from doing so.
Why did we postpone the launch of a product that looked to perform perfectly well?
Now is the time for some explanation.
Realizing our vision
As our first 4K dashcam, we want the DR900S Series (DR900S-1CH and DR900S-2CH) to be a game-changer rather than an incremental upgrade over previous models. We did not want to just capitalize on the 4K “buzzword” without creating a product that offers real value to our customers. In order to achieve our vision, we needed to ensure that all aspects of the product match the highest standards of quality. With the added resolution of 4K (four times the Full HD resolution) come technical challenges that we had to overcome. Simply put, we were not fully satisfied with the overall performance.
We had great-looking day footage to show but as far as night video clarity goes, we did not hit the marks that we had set for ourselves, so we decided to go back to the drawing board rather than rush out an unsatisfactory product.
Release date and what to expect
The bad news is that the DR900S Series’ release date is pushed back to the second quarter of this year. We will update you again when the date is fixed.
The good news is we can now confidently say that the “new” DR900S is going to surpass our early version in every way, both for night and day recording.
The view angle is going to be wider, taking full advantage of the added resolution, while maintaining incredible clarity edge to edge.
Meanwhile, the ability to catch relevant details–such as license plates of fast-moving vehicles–has been significantly improved.
Our engineers are hard at work and will remain so until the release (and beyond). However, recent internal tests have showed us that they are on track to produce one of the best dashcams ever released.
If you are looking for a high-end dashcam to buy right now, our DR750S-2CH and DR750S-1CH represent great value and will become even more attractive as we keep releasing stability and feature updates.
However, if you have your mind set on a 4K dashcam, we would like to humbly ask you to bear with us for a bit longer. We know expectations are high for this product, but we want the DR900S Series to exceed them.
Thank you for your trust and support!